Roof rail removal

CreeperSleeper

Cascade Cruisers
SILVER Star
 
Joined
May 16, 2005
Messages
6,947
Location
Forest Grove, OR
Okay, I did search...

I have taken off the caps and slid the rail off the mount that is glued to the roof... Now how do I get the damn mount off?!?
 

Beowulf

 
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Messages
12,524
Location
Somewhere in the foothills...
Body supply shops sell a large disk that is essentially a big eraser. It goes into your drill and makes quick work of removing the adhesive. It was cold when I removed mine and it took about 30 minutes for all 5 strips. In warmer weather you might be able to pull most of it off as Raven suggested.

-B-
 

chiz45

 
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Messages
168
sweet...it was 105 out today. Might be a good time to get this done!
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2003
Messages
6,048
Location
Dixie co. Florida
Beowulf said:
Body supply shops sell a large disk that is essentially a big eraser. It goes into your drill and makes quick work of removing the adhesive. It was cold when I removed mine and it took about 30 minutes for all 5 strips. In warmer weather you might be able to pull most of it off as Raven suggested.

-B-

sorry I did not tell the whole story, mine did not pull of cleanly and left quite a bit of residue that I still nedd to take care of :doh: but the rubber mount strip did come right off.
 

Darwood

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2003
Messages
1,957
Location
Z.O.W.I.E. Headquarters
I would second B's suggestion. I've never bought said wheel but I should. If the wheel took two hours to remove the adhesive I would still say go with it. Your fingers will thanks you.
 

NorCalDoug

problems solved daily...
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
6,285
Location
uhhhh...duh...Northern CA
I'm betting the adhesive stuff they used for the rails on the roof is the same stuff they use on the cladding on the LX 450s.

USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR FINGERNAILS.

Hopefully I didn't overstate that. :D

My fingernails were worn down to the nubs when I was done rubbing all that goo off the sheet metal.

The goof-off/goo-gone stuff that looks and smells like lighter fluid works well, but you still have to work it in.

Don't waste your time and money on the citrus stuff.
 

CreeperSleeper

Cascade Cruisers
SILVER Star
 
Joined
May 16, 2005
Messages
6,947
Location
Forest Grove, OR
yeah, I know that the eraser (made by 3M, I think) works well for that type of stuff. My problem is I can't pull the rubber strip off to get to the glue.
 

Darwood

 
Joined
Oct 8, 2003
Messages
1,957
Location
Z.O.W.I.E. Headquarters
I kinda pried up the strip with a putty knife first to get it started. Once you get an end up you should be good to go. You could also try fishing line or floss to try to saw the adhesive a bit.
 
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Messages
2,596
Me , I went at it with :

1 ) Floss
2 ) Heat gun & my thumb
3 ) A semi-sharp knife
4 ) Goo gone solvent

Then I plugged the holes with tandem allen head set screws soaked in aircraft grade liquid gasket, and finally drove over to the Line-X place and had her sprayed.


TY
 
Top Bottom